News Archive

13th October 2017
It's Official! As previously forecast here, the recent Tony Award winning Lincoln Center Theater production of the musical The King And I, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, music by Richard Rodgers, based on Margaret Landon's novel Anna And The King Of Siam, with original leads...
6th October 2017
The National Theatre has announced further new productions, including Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, directed by Simon Godwin; and the premieres of Polly Stenham's Julie, a contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie, charting...
29th September 2017
Forthcoming productions at the National Theatre will include Eugene Ionesco's Exit The King, a comedy charting the death of an incompetent and megalomaniacal monarch who has brought his country to near ruin, but refuses to relinquish any control, adapted and directed by Patrick Marber...
23rd September 2017
The musical Company, book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, which examines marriage and relationships in 1970 Manhattan, with Rosalie Craig in the gender swapped leading role and Patti LuPone, directed by Marianne Elliott, will play at the Gielgud Theatre from...
8th September 2017
David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross, set in the cut-throat world of Florida real estate salesmen, with Christian Slater, Kris Marshall, Robert Glenister, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington, directed by directed by Sam Yates, will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 9th November. Strictly...
1st September 2017
Bryony Lavery's Frozen, the story of the mother of a missing child, an academic researching serial murders, and a male loner, with Suranne Jones and Jason Watkins, directed by Jonathan Munby, will open at the Haymarket Theatre on 21st February. Forthcoming shows at the King's ...
25th August 2017
The Menier Chocolate Factory, in Southwark, will stage Barnum, book by Mark Bramble, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart, the biographical circus musical about the Victorian American showman P T Barnum, directed by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Rebecca Howell, ...
18th August 2017
The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Opera House will stage Opera: Passion, Power And Politics, an exhibition telling the story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day. It centres on seven premieres in seven cities: Venice and Monteverdi's L'incoronazione...
11th August 2017
Last year's Birmingham Repertory Company production of William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist, about the attempts of a priest to save a girl supposedly possessed by the devil, adapted by John Pielmeier, directed by Sean Mathias, will be remounted at the Phoenix Theatre from 20th October...
4th August 2017
Shakespeare's Hamlet, with Tom Hiddleston, Kathryn Wilder, Nicholas Farrell, Lolita Chakrabarti and Sean Foley, directed by Kenneth Branagh, will play at the Vanbrugh Theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in Bloomsbury, from 1st to 23rd September, to raise funds for RADA'...
28th July 2017
It's Official! As previously forecast here, last year's Bristol Old Vic production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, a semi autobiographical story of a dysfunctional family ravaged by addiction to alcohol and drugs, with Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville, directed...
21st July 2017
Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, in a 'radical reworking' by Jack Thorne, with Rhys Ifans, directed by Matthew Warchus, will open at the Old Vic Theatre on 29th November. The new season at the Almeida Theatre in Islington will comprise the premieres of Mike Bartlett's Albion...
14th July 2017
A revised smaller scale version of the musical The Woman In White, adapted from the novel by Wilkie Collins, a Victorian gothic romantic thriller, with book by Charlotte Jones, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel, directed by Thom Southerland, with movement by...
7th July 2017
Classic Spring will stage a year long season of plays by Oscar Wilde at the Vaudeville Theatre, comprising A Woman Of No Importance, which involves the revelation of a scandalous secret at a country house party, with Eve Best, Eleanor Bron and William Gaunt, directed by Dominic ...
30th June 2017
Once again there is an extravagance of premieres in this year's Dance Umbrella, running from 11th to 28th October, presenting the best of national and international contemporary dance performing at venues across London. Highlights include Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl's Origami, inspired...
23rd June 2017
The recent Almeida Theatre production of Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart, about the struggle for the English throne between Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, adapted and directed by Robert Icke, with Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams alternating in the roles, will be remounted...
16th June 2017
Simon Stephens's Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, in which two very different people meet by chance in a train station and their lives are changed forever, with Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham, directed by Marianne Elliott, will open at Wyndham's Theatre on 9th October. ...
9th June 2017
With 53,232 performances, of 3,398 shows (686 of which will be free and 215 pay what you wish), 1,683 premieres, from 62 countries, in 300 venues, the 70th Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running from 4th to 28th August, retains its position as the world's largest arts festival. In fact...
2nd June 2017
Shakespeare's Globe's winter season in the Wanamaker Playhouse will include the premiere of the musical Romantics Anonymous, book and direction by Emma Rice, music by Michael Kooman and lyrics by Christopher Dimond, adapted from the French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymous, about...
26th May 2017
The Society Of London Theatre is presenting the 20th Kids Week in the West End, designed to introduce young people to the theatregoing experience, with thousands of free tickets and special events. Once again this year it will run for a whole month, from 1st to 31st August. Children...
19th May 2017
The premiere of James Graham's Labour Of Love, a comedy charting the clash of philosophy, culture and class against the backdrop of the Labour Party over the last 25 years, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire, directed by Jeremy Herrin, will open at the Noel Coward Theatre on...
12th May 2017
David Ives's Venus In Fur, which goes behind the scenes at an audition for a play adapted from the infamous erotic novel, where the lines between fantasy and reality blur, with Natalie Dormer and David Oakes, directed by Patrick Marber, will open at the Haymarket Theatre on 17th ...
5th May 2017
British talent featured in the nominations for this year's Broadway Tony Awards was confined to Groundhog Day with 7, including New Musical, Score - Tim Minchin, Leading Actor - Andy Karl, Direction - Mathew Warchus and Choreography - Peter Darling and Ellen Kane; and Miss Saigon...
28th April 2017
English National Opera's 2017/2018 season at the London Coliseum will comprise the premiere of Nico Muhly's Marnie, libretto by Nicholas Wright, adapted from Winston Graham's psychological thriller and the screenplay of the 1964 film, directed by Michael Mayer; new productions of...
21st April 2017
The inaugural season at The London Theatre Company's Bridge Theatre next to Tower Bridge, will include the premiere of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's Young Marx, a comedy about the dissolute youth of the revolutionary in Victorian London, with Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris, directed...
13th April 2017
Forthcoming productions at Southwark Playhouse, at the Elephant and Castle, will include The Superhero, a one man musical, book by Michael Conley, music by Joseph Finlay, lyrics and story by Richy Hughes, examining how far a divorced father will go in order to see his child, directed...
7th April 2017
The autumn season at the National Theatre will include in the Lyttelton Theatre: the Lincoln Center Theater production of J T Rogers's Oslo, telling the true story of two Norwegian diplomats who coordinated top-secret talks between the leaders of Israel and Palestine resulting in...
24th March 2017
Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, the sprawling historical saga set in Afghanistan, following one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption, adapted by Matthew Spangler, directed by Giles Croft, which recently closed at Wyndham's Theatre, will be remounted for an 8 ...
17th March 2017
Highlights of this year's Edinburgh International Festival, running from 4th to 28th August, will include the premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's The Divide, a two part comedy exploring a futuristic dystopian society of repression, insurrection and forbidden love, directed by Annabel Bolton...
10th March 2017
Forthcoming productions at the Jermyn Street Theatre, off Piccadilly, will include All Our Children, written and directed by Stephen Unwin, set in Germany in 1941 in a clinic for disabled children examining the programme of ending 'lives unworthy of life', opening on 2nd May; Maxim...
3rd March 2017
The Birmingham Stage Company production of Horrible Histories: More Best Of Barmy Britain, adapted from Terry Deary's series of children's books and directed by Neal Foster, will play daytime performances at the Garrick Theatre, from 4th August to 2nd September. The spring season...
24th February 2017
Tennessee Williams's Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, set at a birthday celebration during which hypocrisy, greed and secret passions threaten to tear apart a wealthy but dysfunctional Mississippi family, with Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell, directed by Benedict Andrews, will open at the...
17th February 2017
The musical Annie, book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, created by Harold Gray, set in Depression era New York, with Miranda Hart, directed by Nikolai Foster, with choreography by Nick Winston...
10th February 2017
A revised version of the 2007 Broadway musical Young Frankenstein, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, adapted from the 1974 film in which an esteemed brain surgeon Frederick Frankenstein inherits his grandfather's castle in Transylvania, directed...
27th January 2017
Future productions at the National Theatre will include in the Olivier: the premiere of Rory Mullarkey's Saint George And The Dragon, the story of the knight who became a myth, directed by Lyndsey Turner, with choreography by Lynne Page, opening in October; and Shakespeare's Macbeth...
20th January 2017
The new season at the Almeida Theatre, in Islington, will include Martin Crimp's The Treatment, a satire on the film industry, with Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham, directed by Lyndsey Turner, opening on 28th April; and the premieres of James Graham's Ink, about Rupert Murdoch...
13th January 2017
Theatre Royal Bath Productions will stage a prospective pre West End tour of Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party, the embarrassment, hysteria and pathos of a 1970s nouveau riche suburban cocktail party from hell, with Amanda Abbington, directed by Sarah Esdaile, opening at the Theatre Royal...
6th January 2017
The premiere of the musical The Braille Legacy, original French book and lyrics by Sebastien Lancrenon, English translation by Ranjit Bolt, music by Jean-Baptiste Saudray, set in 19th century Paris, about the struggle by the young blind man Louis Braille to discover a way for blind...